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General

  • Luxury park in a country estate
  • Boat launching facilities and marina
  • On-site bar and restaurant, evening activities and outdoor cinema

You should wheel yourself to Fallbarrow Park with some immediacy, please. For there you'll find a luxury Lake District park in a country estate, set in private woodland of the spectacularly scenic sort and overlooking the eastern shores of Windermere and with pitches separated by hedges to give guests privacy.

The trees and terraces of this a lakeside country estate park lead right down to the water, and if you're clever enough to have your own craft to bring, you can launch it from the site’s own boat launching facilities and marina. (If you're not, sadly, able to sort your own boat before arriving, it's but a short stroll to Windermere boat hire and days’ worth of sailing like Swallows and Amazons.)

Although it’s only about half a mile from Bowness and swimmingly placed for all sorts of Lake District attractions, Fallbarrow Park has stacks to do on site in peak season by day and evening too: a multiplay area and fun and games at Pipsqueak's Mousehouse for pipsqueaks, outdoor cinema under the stars in the evening, and arts and crafts activities for adults by day followed by pub quizzes and competitions by night.

On-site bar and restaurant The Boathouse is on hand for dinner and fine wine/fine beer: you should probably be found there quite often of an evening too… The park also has a smart and licensed Spanish deli with tapas and Spanish beer, and if you're going to be cooking your own teas (unlikely, in the circs), a well-stocked shop with essentials and fresh local produce is right on site.

This site is a member of South Lakeland Parks group.
Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

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8.8

Overall rating based on 13 reviews

 

92% would recommend this site to a friend.

85% would stay here again.

 

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Great resort excellent location. Great pitch site. 01/10/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom CAROLE W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Hardstanding electric touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Brilliant been before but not in our motorhome.

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From the manager...

Thank you for your review following your recent stay at Fallbarrow park.

We are very glad to see you found our touring section on the park a 10/10 and you will be able to join us again.

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first time tourer and what a site to pick! Site is clean and friendly. 17/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Robert M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Hardstanding electric touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything about it. The pitches are nice and private, facilities excellent, the grounds are beautiful and well laid out. The walk down to the lake is lovely with a nice little secure dog run right next to the lake. Can't wait to go back and am considering buying a static holiday home there. Would definitely recommend.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Fab site. Pitches well set up private. Easy walk into Bowness 24/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom donna e. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Hardstanding electric touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything about the site.

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Lovely clean site 21/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mary R. Confirmed

  • Hardstanding electric touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Being close to town and lake Windermere, touring pitches were ok but felt closed in as hedge all around and too near pitches across the way, would prefer a view, it's more for families,

    Disliked: 

    Being closed in

From the manager...

Thank you for your review following your recent stay at Fallbarrow.

Fallbarrow is located in a lovely spot close to the village and the tourist attractions and amenities. Our hedge around the touring pitches allow our guests to have a private pitch and not feel looked upon therefore I apologize if we have not met this expectation.

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Lovely site right on lake Windermere 10/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom melissa_b194251 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Hardstanding electric touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful setting, good sized pitch and two minutes walk into centre of Bowness

    Disliked: 

    Touring toilets had a key code to get in, irritating when on holiday as one adult with three young children meaning they couldn't just pop in on their own, no dishwashing facilities for tourers, staff in the shop/cafe were very unfriendly

From the manager...

Thank you for your review following your recent stay at Fallbarrow.

It’s good to see you likes our pitches and location to everything locally.

Our key codes add extra safety so that only our touring guests can use these facilities and the dish washing facilities are located in the launderette.

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Beautiful site, good sized pitches, lovely staff, great facilities. 26/07/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sheila c. Confirmed

  • Hardstanding electric touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The privacy hedges around each pitch, that we had our own water supply. The location of the children's park you can relax at the boathouse and see your children enjoying the freedom. The beautiful surroundings and the closeness to the town centre. The staff were lovely. The site was very clean. Food at the boathouse was nice and reasonably priced and the service was good.

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All-in-one. 25/07/2016

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Four of us (aged 51-78) toured over 1400 miles in a motor-home for nine nights and stayed in a different park every night. Fallbarrow was our last night on our way home.
    The reason why I'm taking the time to write this review is because it was the only site where we found everything on-site. We stayed at some very good camps but this one was exceptional.
    We didn't have time to explore the surrounding area but the pitch that we had was private (as were most) so we could relax. On the evening we had a delicious meal in the restaurant onsite and were very impressed with all the facilities... especially the laundry, toilets and the shop, which sold newspapers and milk among many other things.
    Fallbarrow is a park that you could rest-up, get organised and stay in without having to go out for days! The bar and games room are particularly good. We had a good old-fashioned game of coin-drop and a modern game of shooting on the arcade game! There were many other games, including a great snooker table and dancing pads.
    I can't recommend this park enough - and would definitely take family and friends there again.

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From the manager...

Thank you for your review following your recent stay at Fallbarrow park.

From your review it looks like you liked all aspects of our park and your 1,400 mile trip ended on a high at Fallbarrow. I must say it is very pleasing to here that you felt you could relax and stay longer with us. our bar and restaurant offer a little something for everyone in the family, that I can see you used, and and a good meal too!

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Brilliant location and lovely site 17/07/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Gregg S. Confirmed

  • Hardstanding electric touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Warm welcome and well organised. Location was superb with only a 5 minute walk to the town of Bowness and lake windermere right on the site! Local amenities were excellent wit many pubs nearby. 1.5 mile walk to the town of windermere. Excellent kids playpark and sports court which kept the kids busy, the bar was nice and the staff were friendly. We did not eat at the bar so can not comment. Previous reviews suggest the toilet blocks require 'major upgrade'. I totally dissagree, although they are older, they are well decorated, maintained, warm and very clean.

    Disliked: 

    The rain! :-)

From the manager...

Thank you for your review following your recent stay at Fallbarrow.
I am glad to see you found all our staff friendly and that all our amenities you found useful and of a good standard. Unfortunately the rain can be a bit of a nuisance but I’m glad to see that you got to get out into the local area.

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Excellent site with lovely private pitches, well thought out park. 28/06/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sandy W. Confirmed

  • Hardstanding electric touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The pitches were lovely with their high hedges giving a sense of privacy. The on pitch water, waste etc was really good. try level, a mixture of tarmac, stones and grass - very handy.

    Beautifully designed, though out site, green with loads of huge old trees, superb views across the Lake and in a very good situation close to Bowness-on-Windermere.

    Disliked: 

    The reception staff were a little snooty and unhelpful we had requested two pitches together and when we checked in they didn't even attempt to help us out and were very dismissive. When a neighbour moved we requested for our second party to move next to us and were met with a straight no. After appealing again the team then set about altering the bookings so that we could then be next to each other. This made for a much better holiday for both parties it really made a difference as we have one young child and a dog and it meant we were not always crossing/calling to each other and in a way disrupting other's holiday.
    No free wifi.

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All about the location 27/06/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jayne A. Confirmed

  • Hardstanding electric touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fantastic location within minutes of Bowness
    Large pitches

    Disliked: 

    Dirty toilet block, only replenished toilet rolls.
    Dated facilities.
    Next to clubhouse so quite roudy.
    Investment is with statics and lodges, not touring.
    Price -£34 a night!
    Free wifi but poor signal strength, constantly buffering

From the manager...

Thank you for your review following your recent stay at Fallbarrow park.
I am glad you found our location good it’s great to be able to park up on one of our large pitches and not have to use your car to get around the local area. I am sorry to hear our facilities were not up to our usual Fallbarrow high standards, we do endeavour to check our facilities at certain point during the day and on this occasion its seems we have fallen short on this.
Our Wi-Fi is park wide free facility and with so many people trying to log on the Wi-Fi can sometimes be at a lower speed depending what you are looking at as it is not as fast as a home broadband.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Fully serviced pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Location

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  • Rayrigg Road Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria, England, LA23 3DL
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.3668°N 2.9219°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Windermere: Rail Station Coach Stop — 1.2 miles
Ambleside: Bus Shelter, King Street — 4.7 miles
Grasmere Coach Stop — 7.2 miles
Train stations
Windermere Rail Station — 1.2 miles
Staveley Rail Station — 4.2 miles
Burneside (Cumbria) Rail Station — 6.3 miles
Ferry ports
Bowness on Windermere Ferry Terminal — 0.3 miles
Bowness Ferry Nab Ferry Landing — 0.9 miles
Far Sawrey Windermere Ferry Terminal — 1.2 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 60.8 miles

Directions


Coming from the north or from the south
Leave the M6 at Junction 36 and take the left-hand lane signposted Kendal, Barrow onto the A590. Continue forward onto the A591, signposted Windermere. At the roundabout take the second exit and continue to follow the signs to Windermere. Go through Stavely and Ings (warning - speed camera!). Pass Windermere to the mini roundabout and continue to Bowness, Ambleside, Ullswater and onto the A592. Continue for approximately 1.3 miles to Fallbarrow Park.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

What a perfectly placed park this is. You can roll along to pretty much any South Lakeland or Lake District sight you like from here by car, loads are to hand by foot, and natch there are fathoms’ worth of water all around to muck about on too.

The beaut town of Bowness (on-Windermere) is the most-visited destination in Cumbria, halfway between the lake’s north and south ends and a short walk from Fallbarrow Park.

If you’re getting out on the water, hire a motorboat or rowing boat from the Bowness marina to jet around Windermere or ask one of the many watersports companies in Bowness to help you learn/become more expert in windsurfing, sailing, kayaking or paddleboarding.

In town, much browsing and more eating can be had at the pubs, restaurants and independent shops, and if you do have pipsqueaks along on your Lake District trip, a stop at the World of Beatrix Potter Centre will probably be called for.

As Fallbarrow Park is open all year round, those who love the Lakes can see what South Lakeland and the Lake District has to offer in all seasons, from busy festivals and fairs in the summer to more solitary activities in winter, like wandering below snow-capped fells before a pint or two of Cumbria’s finest beers in a pub by a roaring fire.

Must see

  • The World of Beatrix Potter (0.2 miles)
  • Windermere Lake Cruises, Bowness (0.3 miles)
  • Blackwell, The Arts & Craft House (1.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Windermere and Troutbeck (1.6 miles)
  • Hill Top (2.2 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Single-sex parties of 3 or more people under 25 are not permitted on site.

Swimming pool access is included: please show your Entertainment pass.

Entertainment passes are included in the rate.

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